FDA Releases Retail Food Program Standards Resource Center

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the Retail Food Program Standards Resource Center, designed for state, local, tribal, and territorial regulatory agencies that are using the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (Retail Program Standards) for continuous program improvement.

Since the release of the Retail Program Standards in 1998, enrolled jurisdictions have developed a variety of tools, templates, and documents to help them develop their retail food regulatory program and achieve conformance with each of the Standards. These tools, templates, and documents may be of interest to other agencies as they work to develop their retail food regulatory programs, while reducing the amount of time needed to develop and implement customized policies, procedures and documentation.

The Retail Food Program Standards Resource Center is intended to foster collaboration among retail food regulatory programs by enabling the sharing of tools, templates, and documents that have been developed by state, local, tribal, and territorial partners.

Membership requests for the Retail Program Standards Resource Center may be sent to your assigned FDA Regional Retail Food Specialist.

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2 thoughts on “FDA Releases Retail Food Program Standards Resource Center

  1. Ann Price
    September 19, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Will the Retail Program Standards Mentorship Program be available in 2018 as well?

    1. Kim Rodgers
      September 20, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Hi Ann – While our intent is to offer the program again, its existence is contingent upon funding. That being said, the more interest the program receives, the more likely it is that we will receive continued investment. So the more people that apply and the more stories we can share about the impact of the program, the higher the likelihood we can continue to offer it. Hopefully this helps, but please reach out to foodsafety@naccho.org if you have more detailed questions. Thanks for your interest!

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